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Caddy For Windows

  • Download the newest release from here.

  • Create a folder named Caddy on root of the C:\ drive or where you got Windows installed.

  • Extract the Caddy zip in the folder you just created.

  • In the new Caddy folder make another folder called logs.

Make a Caddy File

  • Create a new text file, rename it to Caddyfile and make sure it doesn't have an extension.

  • In the Caddyfile paste: {
    encode gzip
        log {
            output file C:\Caddy\logs\petio.log {
            roll true               # Rotate logs, enabled by default
            roll_size_mb 5          # Set max size 5 MB
            roll_gzip true          # Whether to compress rolled files
            roll_local_time true    # Use localhost time
            roll_keep 2             # Keep at most 2 log files
            roll_keep_days 7        # Keep log files for 7 days
    reverse_proxy localhost:7777
  • Remember to change localhost and port accordingly.

Start Caddy

You will need the bat file for both manuall and service.

  • You have two ways to run Caddy.

    • You can do it manually by creating a bat file:

    cd C:\Caddy
    Caddy run'
    • You can run it as a service. Just follow the NSSM or Shawl guides.

Port Forwarding

  • Open port 80 and 443. If you don't know how to port forward you should check out and find your router.


  • Open port 80 and 443 in your firewall. To open Windows Firewall, go to the Start menu, select Run, type WF.msc and then select OK.

  • Now click on Inbound Rules, then on the right side you want to click new rule.

  • Select Port click next.

  • Select TCP and type inn 80, 443 then next.

  • Allow the connection and hit Next. Then just choose a name like "Caddy".


  • Now you need to get DNS redirect set up. Some examples of services you can use are noip or DuckDNS. Just make sure you set the record type as “DNS Host (A)”.

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